Design and Architecture

Simple and Practical Tips That Will Help You Manage A Large Home

Simple and Practical Tips That Will Help You Manage A Large Home

Some people prefer living in spacious houses for different reasons. Some have big families so they need more space to accommodate them, while some buy big homes so that they can grow into them and start families, and others simply enjoy living in big houses. Larger homes allow for more flexibility, as you can turn any spare rooms into a library or an office! Also, there will always be room for friends and family to stay over. However, large houses will cost you more monthly payments, and let’s not forget about the utility bills. Additionally, the bigger the house, the more clutter there is, however, there are some tips that can help in managing larger homes, read on to learn more about simple and practical tips that will help you manage a large home.

Top Applications of Different Mirror Types in Office Settings to Enhance Functionality

Top Applications of Different Mirror Types in Office Settings to Enhance Functionality

A mirror can truly change the way that a room looks, giving it a whole new feel! We commonly decorate our personal spaces at home with mirrors but sometimes forget to pay attention to the office space. Picking out the perfect full length wall mirror for your office will open up the space entirely and make it a much more enjoyable space to work in! So, let’s explore the different options you have when looking to decorate your office space.

Expert Tips for Upgrading Your Bedroom

Expert Tips for Upgrading Your Bedroom

Upgrading your bedroom can be a great way to express yourself and unleash your creativity. This is an activity that will allow you to relieve stress and manage your anxiety. It gives you a perfect chance to turn your bedroom into a private sanctuary and a happy place. Room upgrades can sound tedious and overwhelming. However, we are here to help make this process easier by providing expert tips on bedroom upgrades.

Is it ideal to invest in a lean-to greenhouse?

Is it ideal to invest in a lean-to greenhouse?

Are you fond of gardening but hate to see your efforts go to waste because of the uncertain weather conditions? You have heard about greenhouses, but do not take a step in this direction as a traditional greenhouse takes up a lot of space and also time and effort to erect and get going. How about a lean-to greenhouse, a brilliant innovation that has caught the imagination of the homeowners around the country these days? A lean-to greenhouse is a wonderful idea for homeowners who are short on space and also short on budget. Let us find out if it is ideal to invest in this structure called lean-to greenhouse or not.

A Guide on How to Prevent and Control Domestic Pest Problems

A Guide on How to Prevent and Control Domestic Pest Problems

If you are a homeowner or just enjoy living in a clean and sound house you have most likely thought about or encountered pest damage. Ants, termites, cockroaches, mice, bed bugs… All of them have their place in the great outdoors and a position in the natural ecosystem but once inside our homes they tend to unbalance the way we planned out our lives and cause damage to our establishment.

Tips on Renovating Your Home

Tips on Renovating Your Home

Whether you’re planning on improving your property in order to sell, or you just feel your home needs a major change, it’s best to know what you’re up against before you make a start. In this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how to make your renovation a success, and how to make sure you can afford it all.

Five Emerging Kitchen Design Trends During the Pandemic

Five Emerging Kitchen Design Trends During the Pandemic

The kitchen has become a space for multitasking, where we cook, eat, work, home-school, relax, and enjoy our passions. Yet, in light of the health crisis, it’s also become a hygienic space full of renewed utility, functionality and comfort. With a new “normal” forecasted to be on the horizon, will trends settled post-pandemic, or will the kitchen return to a more traditional role in the home? Better yet, what are the new kitchen design trends to looks out for.

A Nordic State of Mind

A Nordic State of Mind

A vision for smarter, more sustainable living, integrated with the fundamental Nordic principles for life; the cohesion of these two concepts is elemental to Lars Gitz Architects, a Scandinavian practice
dedicated to assuring sustainable and aesthetic solutions with long lasting value for clients, occupants and society. Continually challenging the limitations of space and form to create truly unique buildings that encapsulate exceptional technical skills and quixotic aspirations, Lars Gitz Architects designs spaces for and of the future.

Innovative and Environmentally Sound Designs

Innovative and Environmentally Sound Designs

In the last two decades, China has undergone a period of mega-growth. The expansion seen throughout the region is truly incredible. Key to that development have been the team at Turenscape. Led by Kongjian Yu, they have achieved the remarkable and been justly recognised as one of the Leaders in Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Designs, China, 2020. We profile the firm to see how they’ve made such a strong impact.

The UK’s Five Most Common DIY Questions Answered

The UK’s Five Most Common DIY Questions Answered

Google searches for ‘DIY’ hit a 16-year high during lockdown, with many Brits using their extra time indoors to tick off odd jobs around the home. However, mistakes can prove costly, with some renovation projects potentially knocking tens of thousands of pounds off your property value. To help homeowners complete their DIY tasks safely and to a high standard, sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, has revealed and answered the UK’s five most common ‘how to fix…’ Google searches.

What to Consider When Planning A Conservatory

What to Consider When Planning A Conservatory

Over recent months, it’s become evident the need for more living space in homes is rising and one of the most cost-effective ways to extend a home is by building a conservatory. Not only are they cheaper and quicker than full-blown extensions, these lifestyle-enhancing spaces can add value to a property. To get the most from a conservatory, Matthew Currington, Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore has a put together a helpful guide when thinking of adding a conservatory to your property.

Will Covid-19 Change the Future of Building Design?

Will Covid-19 Change the Future of Building Design?

The impact of Covid-19 on every aspect of life is undeniable. As the pandemic began to spread throughout March 2020, no one could have foretold the ways in which this disease would change society. One industry that has remained open throughout lockdown and been forced to quickly innovate is construction – and Matt Linekar and Stephen Moore from contractor Willmott Dixon have been at the forefront.

Home Design After COVID19: What Is the Future of Interior Design?

Home Design After COVID19: What Is the Future of Interior Design?

COVID has changed the way we all live, and for most people that involves spending extra time at home. From the way we build homes and interact with clients to make it happen to the contents of the homes themselves, many of the steps along the way are subject to change in this new reality. Building spaces for people to relax and feel truly at home will never change, but the world of COVID has brought a few considerations for the best practices in getting there.

The Best Outdoor Decor for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

The Best Outdoor Decor for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

When designing an outdoor space, you can really dress it up however works best for you and your style. Even when you’re satisfied with the build you’ve always dreamed of, dressing up the space and making it feel like home is the other half of the fun. Thinking about decorative priorities and ideas can even help when structuring your build for practical purposes. Knowing how a space is actually going to be used is one of the key pieces of building it well.

Combining Form, Function and Feng Shui

Combining Form, Function and Feng Shui

Good architecture does more than simply function. It plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of those who use the building. This is the beating heart of Blichfeldt Architects. Now being recognised in BUILD’s 2020 Design & Build Awards as Best Specialist Passive House Design Firm 2020 – Denmark, we look more closely at the firm to see just what it offers in the way of designs that can heal in style.

Remarkable Residential Architecture

Remarkable Residential Architecture

Architecture and design is an often overlooked art form by many. Where some people see buildings and houses, architecture firms and their teams see a myriad of shapes and movements, each part linking together seamlessly for a powerful or subtle effect. Residential architecture and design in particular, is a speciality of Ukrainian firm, KYB Architects. The firm was recognised in BUILD’s Design and Build Awards 2020, with the title of Specialists in Residential Design: “Private Houses” in Ukraine – 2020, so we took a closer look at its work to learn more about why.